John Rogers (writer)
John Rogers is an American screenwriter. He is known as the creator of the television series Jackie Chan Adventures (2000–2005), Leverage (2008–2012), The Librarians (2014–2018), and The Player (2015).
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||McGill University|
|Jackie Chan Adventures|
Early life and educationEdit
Rogers wrote the first draft of the script for the live-action movie Transformers, released in 2007. He wrote an early screenplay for Catwoman and created the cartoon series Jackie Chan Adventures. He also co-wrote the science fiction adventure film The Core. In 2004 Rogers wrote and executive-produced a television pilot based on the graphic novel Global Frequency. Although the pilot was never aired on network television, it was leaked onto the internet and accrued an international fan base. He created and served as executive producer for the TNT television series Leverage, which ran for five seasons from 2008 to 2012.
In addition to his work in television and film, Rogers has also written for the comic book industry. In March 2006, he launched an ongoing DC Comics series starring the new Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes, with co-plotter Keith Giffen and artist Cully Hamner. Rogers stayed on the series for two years, until #25. Some of his earlier comics work was created for Boom! Studios, where he penned a number of short stories for genre-themed anthologies Zombie Tales (and its sequels Zombie Tales: Oblivion and Zombie Tales: The Dead), Cthulhu Tales, Pirate Tales, Ninja Tales as well as What Were They Thinking?!, a series where contemporary writers wrote new humorous plots and dialogue over old stories. Rogers' last comics work to date is a fifteen-issue Dungeons & Dragons series for IDW Publishing.
|2001||American Outlaws||Screenplay||With Roderick Taylor|
|2003||The Core||Written by||With Cooper Layne|
|2004||Catwoman||Screenplay||With Theresa Rebeck and John Brancato & Michael Ferris|
|2007||Transformers||Story||With Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman|
|2021||Marry Me||Screenplay||With Tami Sagher and Harper Dill|
|1996–1999||Cosby||Yes||Yes||Writer (7 episodes), executive story editor; producer, co-producer|
|2000–2005||Jackie Chan Adventures||Yes||Co-creator; writer (2 episodes)|
|2002||Red Skies||Yes||Yes||Writer (TV movie)|
|2005||Global Frequency||Yes||Yes||Creator, pilot|
"Before I Forget"
|2008–2012||Leverage||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-creator; writer (16 episodes), director (4 episodes)|
|2014–2018||The Librarians||Yes||Yes||Developer; writer (7 episodes)|
|2015||The Player||Yes||Yes||Co-creator; writer (1 episode)|
- Barton, Steve (2009-12-22). "John Rogers Transforms the forgotten Graphic Novel for the Big Screen". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- Manning, Shaun (November 1, 2010). "John Rogers Plays 'Dungeons and Dragons'". Comic Book Resources.
- "Manual of the Planes Spotlight Interview". Wizards.com. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- Oxman, Steven (2002-08-07). "Review: 'Red Skies'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2011-08-12). "TNT Renews Drama 'Leverage' For Season 5". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2014-04-10). "TNT Greenlights 'The Librarian' Offshoot Series Starring Rebecca Romijn; Noah Wyle Closes Deal To EP, Recur As Flynn Carsen". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2015-05-09). "'The Player' & 'Game Of Silence' Picked Up, 'The Night Shift' Renewed At NBC". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
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